Preview Scarborough’s New Clark Centre for the Arts

Free weekend tours from October 16 to November 21. Pre-register.

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Scheduled to open in early 2022, the Clark Centre for the Arts is a new cultural hub designed to be a catalyst for meaningful community and cultural engagement.

This fall, visitors will have an opportunity to Fall for the Clark ahead of its official opening, with a variety of free guided preview tours that provide visitors and artists with opportunities to meet, learn and exchange knowledge while exploring the centre’s interior and park surroundings.

Tours will be led by Clark Centre architect Charles Hazell of Taylor Hazell Architects, curators and community specialists, including Indigenous knowledge-keeper Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town), volunteers from Friends of Guild Park and more.

Located at Scarborough’s Guild Park and Gardens, on the visionary estate of the Clark family, this new arts facility is surrounded by sculptures and monumental artifacts salvaged from the wreckage of Toronto building sites in the 1970s.

The event will also feature outdoor performances by Guild Festival Theatre inspired by the site’s colourful history, as well as three community exhibitions accessible with all indoor tours:

Aanii!, an Indigenous youth art exhibit presented by Native Child and Family Services.

A photography and film showcase presented by Toronto District School Board and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute.

Dear Queer Scarborough presented by Scarborough Arts.

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Zine Art – Dear Queer Scarborough

The Clark’s studio spaces will be alive with woodcarving, printmaking and fibre-arts demonstrations by Khadija Aziz, Deon Best, Margaret Chown, Cecília Garcia, Dorsey James, and Khadijah Morley at various times throughout each day.

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Images: Just Like Your Mother by Khadijah Morley (2018). Influx by Khadija Aziz (2019).

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Jungle Junction © by Deon Best

Free preview tours will run every Saturday and Sunday from October 16 to November 21 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Advanced registration is required.

For more information about tours and how to pre-register, call 416-396-7378 or visit toronto.ca/ClarkCentre

The Clark Centre for the Arts
191 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough, ON M1E 1P4

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